About

History

Back in the early ’90s, Ed McBrayer of the PATH Foundation was looking for the best places to build bicycle paths for the city of Atlanta. Converting old railroad right-of-way was one of the most logical solutions, so he was happy to discover a 22+ mile loop of mostly abandoned railroad within the city. Later, Georgia Tech student Ryan Gravel was working on his graduate thesis and proposed that the right-of-way could include rail along with the trail and network together greenspace, historic neighborhoods and amenities in a great loop of linear park. A critical mass of ATLiens quickly got on board with the idea and, the rest is…well you know.

What is BeltLandia?

Like a river bringing life to the landscape around it, the BeltLine is proving to do the same to the 45 historic neighborhoods that surround and connect to it. BeltLandia.com has a hyperlocal focus on this resurgent landscape and the lifestyle that goes with it. BeltLandia.com delivers content featuring news, personalities, business, real estate, restaurants, photos, jobs, deals and just about everything else associated with life on the Line.

Stake Your Claim

Interested in living the BeltLandian Lifestyle? This site features a direct feed from FMLS which updates every ten minutes for real estate data that is much more current and reliable than the big portals like Zillow and Trulia. Go here to start searching!

Founder and Managing Editor

Burke Sisco is an Associate Broker of First United Realty (770.650.2825) with 15 years of experience in the Atlanta real estate market. He has been blogging about new urbanism, smart growth, walkability, bike trails, trains, streetcars, and stuff like that since 2003. He calls the emerging infra-culture around the BeltLine both home and business territory and is the founder and managing editor of BeltLandia.com. He has helped a number of satisfied clients buy and sell property in BeltLandia. Those interested in living the BeltLine Lifestyle can reach Burke at 404.421.9968 or by email at burke@burkesisco.com.